My family, boyfriend, and friends can attest to the fact that I love my makeup. Really, I do. I hate leaving the house without anything less than eyeliner and/or mascara on. I like to believe I do it pretty well, and quickly as well.
On top of being a makeup addict, I am also a Buzzfeed addict. Of course I have seen the no makeup for a week post a few times(cited at the end of this) and had always thought to myself, I can’t do that.
And because I can’t, I am. But not for a week...No, I’m doing it for the entirety of the month of March. I’m calling this my #makeupfreemonth
Conviently enough, the beginning day of this is also the launch of our Dressbar at work. This means we’re basically trying to wear dresses as much as possible all of March.
One would think she’d need makeup to feel better about this, and that one would be right. Today I just couldn’t get into it. Not only was I in pain (chronic illness) but I couldn’t even put on mascara. I’m the kind of girl who puts it on just to go to the grocery store, so this was a big thing for me.
@hotcakez even stopped into my work today, she caught me at my worst point: ready to tear my hair out because my manager wasn’t listening, my medication only brought me down a bit on pain, and I was tired.
But she said nothing about my face, so maybe it wasn’t so apparent I am not wearing makeup today.
To top this off, I have a huge pimple forming on my cheek. Awesome!
I cannot wait to see how the next 30 days go!
I hadn’t gone anywhere today but couldn’t help but thinking ‘wow I really miss mascara’ at least every two hours.
When life gives you lemons...Well I’m not sure there is an appropriate ending to that right now. Not only am I now full blown sick, my grandfather has passed. My exhaustion is seen clearly through the image.
All remnants of any eyeliner are now officially gone.
I noticed, as well, that my eyes are much bigger when I am not wearing any makeup. But I have less of an eyelid. Maybe this is because I am prone to creases, so I tend to not have my eyes as open when I am wearing anything. But I do not at all mind the big eyes.
They are also much bluer! Which is a score in my book, since my baby blues are one of my big things that I love that set me apart.
“I miss eyeliner” That has basically been my moral of the day. Between only having slept a few hours, and coughing a lung every ten minutes – my swollen face can be solved with a little eyeliner. Day four and I’m just craving makeup.
Luckily I have the best boyfriend ever, when I sent him a snap of my swollen/tired face, he reminded me that I don’t need makeup.
My skin is loving this air though. It feels a little less oily than usual (I mean, I haven’t had a day without foundation in who knows how long) but still oily. I’m crossing my fingers that this will stop.
I’m also finding that I’m more prone to touching my face while I have makeup on vs when I do not. It is really nice to rub an eye and not smear eyeshadow.
I stayed in yet again today. I’m still sick and therefore am not venturing out until the world while unable to breathe. Hopefully I’ll be able to get out tomorrow!
I take back every negative thought I have had about not wearing any makeup.
My blemishes are disappearing. Still there, but usually about this time the month another would take it’s place. I suppose because my skin is not so caked with makeup it is actually able to breathe a little.
I am noticing my forehead is exceptionally shiny though! I tried to get a picture to show this, but not so much.
I just chilled in my glasses today but I am feeling better. I plan on a Goodwill run and shipping tomorrow. #makeupfreemonth (I’m still between that and #makeupfreemarch #nomakeupmonth) is officially fully on the go since I have broken the fever and don’t get winded walking room to room!
I ran into an old high school friend at the grocery store today. She didn’t specifically say anthing about me not wearing any make-up but she did mention that I look much older now (let’s face it, it has been almost six years since graduation, I’m much older). Even better, I was in my old place of work and talked to old co-workers and nothing was said. This really boosted my confidence and I got home with a smile on my face.
In all, this week had its ups and downs. It was quite the week to start but nothing was really planned to happen during this week especially the downs. I’m thoroughly enjoying this experience now.
I have a feeling next week will be much better.